CFA authorities are warning local residents to keep reviewing their bushfire safety approaches during the heart of the bushfire season and especially after recent summer rain. Macedon CFA First Lieutenant Ross Luke said residents should get rid of long grass that had grown around their properties after the rain. “As the weather warms up this grass can dry out fairly quickly,” he said. “People should slash the overgrown grass and clean up any leaves around the place.” The CFA has warned residents not to underestimate grass fires, which can travel at up to 30km/h. Mr Luke said it was also important to ensure families went over their bushfire plans together. “”Think through several scenarios that could occur,” he said. ‘‘What would you do if you were at work or if the kids were at school or if you were all out for the weekend?‘‘We ask families to have those plans in place and all their family members know of the plans.”Mr Luke said the CFA believed there was always room for improvement when it came to fire safety.“There’s an increased awareness but there’s probably a long way to go for people to be fully aware and know how to look out for the dangers,” he said.